Some of these organisations have branches or may even be based in your local area making it easy to link up and share resources. You may simply want to explore some of these websites to get educated.
APS does not take responsibility for, nor necessarily endorse, the content of any of the following sites. Organisations are listed purely on the basis that APS seeks to offer a support base and networking opportunities for all students who oppose abortion, euthanasia and unethical treatment of human embryos. The majority of the organisations below stand with us on all three issues, some just one or two. We recognise that some organisations may cover other moral issues or choose to ally themselves with a particular religion or political party.
As a non-sectarian umbrella group, APS plays an important role in informing students about the existence and activities of other pro-life organisations, although we remain an independent body.
Moreover, we recognise the freedom of student groups to take a position within their own remit as university societies. APS continues to offer advice and resources in relation to the specific issues covered by our organisation.
The Anscombe Bioethics Centre
The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is a Roman Catholic academic institute that engages with the moral questions arising in clinical practice and biomedical research. The centre holds conferences and seminars on bioethics, runs an educational outreach programme, and publishes books and articles.
ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care & Helpline)
ARCH is an organisation which offers help for women, men and families to restore their lives and relationships after an abortion experience. It offers:
- Support to those struggling in the aftermath of a personal abortion experience.
- Free, confidential, one-to-one counselling, telephone counselling
- Where possible support group counselling
- Working with and referring clients to other professionals when appropriate.
www.archtrust.org.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ Office: 0141 226 5407 / Helpline: 0845 603 8501
The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative
A Scottish Catholic Organisation which assists women and their families, practically, financially, emotionally and spiritually. Any woman, from any ethnic origin, any religion or none, faced with a crisis pregnancy is welcome to contact the Pro-Life Initiative for help.
www.cardinalwinningprolifeinitiative.wordpress.com/ email@example.com/ 0141 433 2680 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm) / Facebook
CARE (Christian Action Research and Education)
CARE is a well-established mainstream Christian charity providing resources and helping to bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. It’s concerns include recognising the dignity and worth of every individual person from fertilisation to life’s natural end.
www.care.org.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7233 0455
CARE Confidential is a sub-organisation of CARE that provide practical support and advice for pregnant and post-abortive women across the UK. They offer a calm space, listening ear, and non-directive counselling.
www.careconfidential.com/ 0300 4000 999
Catholic Medical Association
The Catholic Medical Association (UK) is a registered charity which all Catholic healthcare professionals, hospital chaplains and managers involved in clinical service may join to access a range of services which aim to make it easier for you to integrate your faith and your clinical practice, to network online or at branch meetings with like-minded colleagues in your area or with specialty interests in common.
www.catholicmedicalassociation.org.uk/ email@example.com/ +44 020 7901 4895
Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK
Abort67 is the name given to the public education project run by CBER UK that seeks to change how the public views abortion, primarily by showing displays depicting graphic images of abortion.
Christian Medical Fellowship
The Christian Medical Fellowship unites and equips Christian doctors. They were formed in 1949 and currently have over 4,000 UK doctors and around 1,000 UK medical students as members. They aim to promote Christian values, especially in bioethics and healthcare, among doctors and medical students, in the church and in society. CMF have branches at universities and medical schools across the UK.
Christian Concern, Christian Legal Centre
Christian Concern campaigns in many areas, including abortion, bioethics, and end of life issues.
CORE (Comment on Reproductive Ethics)
CORE is a public interest group focusing on ethical dilemmas surrounding human reproduction, particularly the new technologies of assisted conception.
Family Life International
FLI fulfils its mission to promote and defend the sanctity of life and the dignity of the family around the world through prayer, education and service. FLI is totally loyal to the Holy Father and the Magisterium, and is also ecumenical in nature in that they work with people of all faiths to promote the cause of life.
www.flionline.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ 020 8857 9950
40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point programme:
- Prayer and fasting
- Constant vigil
- Community Outreach
www.40daysforlife.com/london// email@example.com/ 07947 698195
The Good Council Network
A life-affirming women’s organisation based in London which offers a free pregnancy test, free advice, medical information, practical help and moral support to women seeking abortion. They reach out to women seeking abortion who have not been informed about the risks to their physical and psychological health and who have not been presented with realistic alternatives to abortion.
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Helpers of God’s precious infants is an international movement which carries out prayer-vigils outside abortion clinics, including at several UK destinations.
www.hgpi.co.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ 020 8252 3109
Labour Life Group
The Labour Life Group exists for all Labour Party members and supporters campaigning within the rules and constitution of the party for the restoration of the natural rights of the pre-born baby.
www.labourlifegroup.co.uk/ email@example.com/ 01942 726650
LIFE exists to save lives and transform the futures of some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in the UK by supporting vulnerable pregnant mothers and young families through difficult times, offering them the help they need to turn their lives around. They work in four main areas: housing, Care centres, education and fertility care. Their HQ is in Leamington Spa but they have branches across the UK.
Precious Life Northern Ireland
Precious Life was founded in 1997 by Bernadette Smyth after viewing a picture of a baby killed by abortion. She was horrified to know that this could happen to a child and decided to do something about it. Since that day, Precious Life has worked tirelessly to keep abortion out of Northern Ireland, and through activism and campaigning they have saved many babies and their mother’s from the horror of abortion. The emergence of Precious Life has rejuvenated the pro-life community in Northern Ireland into one of the most active and vibrant of movements.
Precious Life is the largest pro-life group in Northern Ireland and the only pro-life group actively working on the streets every day. They are composed of people from all sections of the community who care deeply about unborn children and their mothers.
The youth branch of Precious Life is called Youth for Life NI whose mission is to “educate the public on the horror of abortion and spread the culture of life in NI”
They have a Facebook page here:
Pro-Life Alliance was founded as a political party with the primary aim of placing the abortion issue back on the political agenda. It fielded candidates in local, regional, national and European elections. It now continues to further its aims more through education and campaigning, focusing on four primary issues: Abortion, Euthanasia, Human Cloning, and Embryo Abuse.
www.prolife.org.uk/ 020 7581 6939
Druid , Buddhist , Shaman , Wiccan, Witch , Eclectic , Earth Based , Native , there are hundreds of Pagan Paths. There is a assumption in our world today that to be Pro-life that you must just be Christian. Pro-Life Pagans are here to show the world that Pagans can be ProLife, why they believe as they do, and to be a support system for those who struggle to stand up for their path. They hope to work along side Secular, Christian, and many other Pro life people and groups toward a common goal.
Rachel’s Vinyard is an international organisation that runs healing weekends which offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and mean can deal with painful post-abortive emotions.
The Right to Life Charitable Trust
The Right to Life Charitable Trust works in the areas of Caring, Education, the Law and Research. Its patrons include MPs, peers, and religious leaders.
The Society for the protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)
SPUC is the oldest pro-life organisation in the world. It’s many activities include political lobbying, schools talks, leafleting campaigns, welfare, public acts of witness, contributing to debate and international action. It has branches across the country, which are generally very happy to link with student groups and provide advice and resources. Their website is also a good source for learning about pro-life ethics. To find your nearest SPUC branch e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in Scotland.
www.spucscotland.org/ email@example.com/ 0141 221 2094
Information about organisations that are are anti-euthanasia but do not take a stance on other life ethics can be found via:
Care Not Killing
Care Not Killing is a UK-based alliance of individuals and organisations which brings together disability and human rights groups, healthcare providers, and faith-based bodies, with the aims of:
- promoting more and better palliative care;
- ensuring that existing laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are not weakened or repealed;
- influencing the balance of public opinion against any further weakening of the law.
International Youth Pro-Life Organisations:
Africa Life Youth Foundation
Africa Life Youth Foundation is a non profit Christian organization established in 2004 that aims to improve the quality of life for the youth of Uganda and East Africa. A project of ALYF is to educate the youth of Uganda about the health issues associated with abortion, unwanted and unattended pregnancy.
Youth Defence Ireland
Ireland’s largest and most active pro-life group, led by young people who believe that life is worth protecting. Some great resources and merchandise.
www.youthdefence.ie, T: 353 1 8730463, F: 353 1 8730464, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students for Life America
A US national pro-life organisation dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, medical, and law school students. Some very helpful resources for starting and growing a group.
National Campus Life Network, Canada
NCLN exists to educate, network and support post-secondary pro-life students across Canada.
ProLife New Zealand
ProLife New Zealand is a student based pro-life organisation.
LifeChoice Australia is a network of pro-life student clubs around Australia.